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Hell's highway : the true story of highway safety films

Author: Bret WoodFelicia FeasterHelena ReckittRick PrelingerMike VraneyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special double-disc edView all editions and formats
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Explores driver's education films as a cultural artifact. The films, produced between 1959 and 1979, used scare tactics and grisly scenes of wreckage and death in order to caution young people on the dangers of driving. Includes scenes from over 20 classic driver's education films interspersed with commentary by filmmakers and educational film experts.
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Genre/Form: Social guidance films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Wood; Felicia Feaster; Helena Reckitt; Rick Prelinger; Mike Vraney; Earle J Deems; Gibbons, Tommy.; Livin' Man (Firm); Highway Safety Films.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 53432432
Notes: "Original films and excepts presented by arrangement with Earle J. Deems, President of Highway Safety Films, Inc."--Container.
Originally produced in 2003.
Special features on disc 1 include: five outtakes; two trailers.
Special features on disc 2 include: three complete driver's education short films (Signal 30, Highways of agony, Options to live); excerpts from fifteen classroom films; virtual pressbook containing information about the production; an interview with the filmmaker and an image gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Steve Anderson; music supervisors, Tim Barnes, Alan Licht.
Performer(s): Narrator, Helena Reckitt ; commentary: Richard Prelinger, Mike Vraney.
Target Audience: Contains graphic violence and brief sexual activity. Viewer discretion is advised.
Description: 2 videodiscs (91 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Contents: disc 1. Hell's highway (91 min. ; 2003) --
disc 2. Signal 30 (28 min. ; 1959) ; Highways of agony (28 min. ; 1979) ; Options to live (23 min. ; 1979)
Other Titles: Signal 30.
Highways of agony.
Options to live.
True story of highway safety films
Responsibility: a Livin' Man production ; produced by Felicia Feaster, Tommy Gibbons, Bret Wood ; directed by Bret Wood.

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Explores driver's education films as a cultural artifact. The films, produced between 1959 and 1979, used scare tactics and grisly scenes of wreckage and death in order to caution young people on the dangers of driving. Includes scenes from over 20 classic driver's education films interspersed with commentary by filmmakers and educational film experts.

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